World Cricket 11.9.2018 10:34 am

Meet the young Klerksdorp man in line to play Test cricket for the Aussies

36 years ago, former Proteas skipper Kepler Wessels made his debut for Australia. Marnus Labuschagne wants to emulate him.

South African cricket fans are used to seeing local-born players turning out for adopted countries.

Meet the young Klerksdorp man in line to play Test cricket for the Aussies
Meet the young Klerksdorp man in line to play Test cricket for the Aussies

Meet the young Klerksdorp man in line to play Test cricket for the Aussies

36 years ago, former Proteas skipper Kepler Wessels made his debut for Australia. Marnus Labuschagne wants to emulate him.

‘Genuine legend’ Cook to retire from internationals
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‘Genuine legend’ Cook to retire from internationals

The 33-year-old Essex left-hander has amassed 12,254 runs at 44.88 including 32 hundreds, while his run of 158 consecutive Test appearances is a world record.
India media bemoan ‘spineless’ cricketers
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India media bemoan ‘spineless’ cricketers

Newspapers said Virat Kohli’s world number one Test side had only themselves to blame for their series defeat in England.
WATCH: Pakistan’s shocking cricket facilities
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WATCH: Pakistan’s shocking cricket facilities

Former Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq sheds light on the dire state of one of the dressing rooms hosting a domestic first-class match, featuring no less than six internationals.
Cricket chiefs desperate for match-fixing footage from broadcaster
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Cricket chiefs desperate for match-fixing footage from broadcaster

Al Jazeera said it was planning a follow-up on its controversial documentary aired earlier this year, which alleged various former and current players were involved in corruption.
King Kohli back on top
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King Kohli back on top

The Indian captain has returned to the top of the International Cricket Council’s Test batting rankings
Pakistan opener Jamshed banned for ten years over spot-fixing
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Pakistan opener Jamshed banned for ten years over spot-fixing

He’s the sixth player to be banned following the scandal that tainted the Pakistan Super League T20 tournament and has been ingloriously labelled as one of the masterminds.
Bayliss calls on Stokes to make public apology
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Bayliss calls on Stokes to make public apology

The England coach believes the mercurial all-rounder put his teammates and fans under unnecessary strain during his court case.
Cleared Stokes fuels fiery debate about his future
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Cleared Stokes fuels fiery debate about his future

Former cricket luminaries are divided as to whether he should face further punishment after being found not guilty for public fighting .
England cricketer Stokes lost control in street brawl, court told
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England cricketer Stokes lost control in street brawl, court told

The three parties were all involved in threatening and/or using unlawful violence towards each other, it is alleged.
Sharma hits 100 as India edge England in T20 finale
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Sharma hits 100 as India edge England in T20 finale

It means Virat Kohli’s men start their two-month long battle with the English in the best way possible.
Zaman leads Pakistan to T20 tri-series title with win over Australia
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Zaman leads Pakistan to T20 tri-series title with win over Australia

The opener cracked a career best score as the Aussie revival is put on hold once again.
‘Lethal’ Yadav key for India – Kohli
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‘Lethal’ Yadav key for India – Kohli

Yadav produced a man-of-the-match display as he finished with 5-24 in India’s emphatic eight-wicket win over England in the first Twenty20 international at Old Trafford.
Records tumble as Aaron Finch smashes 172 … in 20 overs
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Records tumble as Aaron Finch smashes 172 … in 20 overs

He broke his own record for the highest individual score in T20 internationals.
ICC unveils tougher sanctions for ball tampering, sledging
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ICC unveils tougher sanctions for ball tampering, sledging

The changes come in the wake of a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa in March that saw Steve Smith stripped of the Australian captaincy and suspended.
Winning return for Aussie Smith in Canada T20
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Winning return for Aussie Smith in Canada T20

He was sacked as Australia captain and banned from international and domestic cricket following the ball-tampering scandal which erupted in South Africa.
‘Recipe for disaster’ – Tendulkar urges two-ball rethink
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‘Recipe for disaster’ – Tendulkar urges two-ball rethink

The Indian legend joins calls to scrap the practice of using two new balls in one-day international cricket following a string of mammoth scores.
England eye magical 500 after smashing new ODI record
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England eye magical 500 after smashing new ODI record

Eoin Morgan and his troops posted a new all-time ODI record of 481 for six at Trent Bridge en route to a 242-run thrashing of Australia.
Langer says Smith-led Aussies were ‘spoilt brats’
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Langer says Smith-led Aussies were ‘spoilt brats’

He said that as a former player he “nearly died” when he heard about the ball-tampering scandal.
Australia says no ‘credible evidence’ of match-fixing
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Australia says no ‘credible evidence’ of match-fixing

CA chief James Sutherland urged the Qatari broadcaster to hand over its footage to the International Cricket Council following Sunday’s documentary.
Bayliss hits out at ‘outrageous’ claims of England ‘fixing’ in India
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Bayliss hits out at ‘outrageous’ claims of England ‘fixing’ in India

He was asked to comment on the allegations made in a programme about spot-fixing broadcast by the Al Jazeera.
Warner wife miscarried after ball-tampering scandal
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Warner wife miscarried after ball-tampering scandal

Candice Warner attributed the loss to stress and an arduous flight home, describing the couple’s devastation at realising she was miscarrying.
Imam-ul-Haq sees Pakistan to victory over Test debutants Ireland
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Imam-ul-Haq sees Pakistan to victory over Test debutants Ireland

Pakistan, set a seemingly modest 160 to win, after earlier making Ireland follow-on, made heavy weather initially of their chase.
Ball-tamperer Bancroft cleared to play club cricket
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Ball-tamperer Bancroft cleared to play club cricket

The 25-year-old opening batsman was suspended for nine months from state and international cricket over a plot to try and alter the ball with sandpaper during the third Test in Cape Town in March.
Australia scrap day-night Test after India refusal
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Australia scrap day-night Test after India refusal

Cricket Australia had pencilled in the December 6-10 Test in Adelaide as a pink-ball match but India baulked at playing under floodlights.

 

 

 

 

 

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